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. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hard to believe but another act of terror on american soil. yes, good morning everybody. april 16, tuesday. the day after patriots' day. turns into bloody mayhem in boston at the end of the boston marathon. we'll be talking about that and covering that from every angle with you this morning. good to see you. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press" where we always bring you the news of the day. good or bad. and talk about it for the next three hours here on your local progressive talk radio station. on current tv and on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us today and a lot
, monday also marked tax day, the federal deadline for filing taxes. that has fueled speculation the bombing could have been the work of anti-government extremists. speaking at the white house, president obama cautioned against a rush to judgment and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all of the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> witnesses of the bombings described gruesome injuries in a sea of blood. the first witness here is carlos arredondo who has appeared a number of times on "democracy now!" he became a prominent anti-war activist after his son was killed in iraq in 2004 driving around the country and his son's fifth of truck. >> the bomb went off right in front of me. my first instinct was to try to help them. i remembered a fellow who lost both lambs and everybody around him was
that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. ♪ >> obama: i have also spoken with the governor and mayor and made sure they have every resource available. and i have made clear to them that all americans stand with the people of boston. >> stephanie: that is correct. as i said to jacki at the top of the hour how do you start a show like today. i guess the best you can. jacki schechner will be with us all morning with all of the updates. >> good morning. >> stephanie: good morning honey. charlie pierce writes about today what you said at the top of the hour. you made a good point as the president did about not speculating or making this a political thing. >> here is what becomes tricky from the media perspective, i was with melissa fitzgerald yesterday and we were watching this
boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in the burning building. two others were injured. >> abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live on that story. >> heartbreaking for the family living in this home on north 5th street across the street from the japa
the last couple of months. >> there are good articles in the papers today about how the tax receipts were better than expected so far, and the money back out for your refund, much lower than expected and that could be a dollar issue. i know family dollar flagged that, and the ceo of pvh came on "mad money" and said, it was 20 degrees too cold so we had the -- all of the stores had the wrong merchandise and they had the so-called cruisewear. it was obviously a multi-factor issue and it was not just one thing that says target was bad. walmart was not bad and a very good note. costco, and i'm -- i thought that was interesting. surrounded by costco and walmart. you know those cultures are not weather cultures. >> yeah. ubs initiates with a buy on those two and a neutral on target, but someone pointed out the sales trend on target, jim, from the past four quarters has gone from 5-3, 2-9, .4 and now they're looking flat. >> they're not a jc penney beneficiary and walmart is not very renewed in its tenacious way to take on target and underneath the dollar generals. i know people don't associate
's that kind of symbol that a terrorist would look at. and also it's tax day. it's april 15th. and if it's a domestic type of terrorist that hates their government and wants to rebell against it, that's also a symbol as well. i think we'll follow the evidence the way law enforcement people do, being a former da, you only know what you know. and they're sorting those things out. i can tell you this, that the fusion center here where the federal law enforcement people work with the state law enforcement people and the local is one of the finest in the whole country. it's rated that way. and so there's though question in my mind that that group added with the assets of the entire country right now, that the president is calling on, will bring the person responsible to justice. there's that level of confidence right thousand. but it's hard to even go there when you're sitting there, that people that you know, and people that know other people have been injured thin this. three have already lost their lives. it's hard to get past that, but the professionals who are doing their are doing that
. this is tax day and it's also close to the anniversaries of the siege of waco and the oklahoma city bombing. there are a lot of significant anniversaries around this date. a very full hour. i want to start by bringing in james brennan, who manages sugar heaven outlet on boylston street. james, you heard the explosion. what did you see and hear? >> anderson, i was actually in the front inside the store ringing up a customer. it was around 3:48 p.m. when i heard the first explosion -- >> how far -- >> we were actually about five feet from where the bomb went off. we were literally right next to marathon sports. we actually had the door open at the time as well. it was a very, you know, disheartening experience. you know, there was casualties laying on the ground outside. i actually had seen a picture on facebook earlier of a woman that had come in our store earlier and she was, you know, lying dead on the sidewalk. >> you actually recognized her? >> i actually recognized her from coming in the store today and purchasing candy from us. >> how far apart were the two explosions? >> two explosion
that have runners here. it's that kind of symbol a terrorist would look at and also it's tax day. it's april 15th. and if it's a domestic type of terrorist that hates their government and wants to rebel against it, that's also a symbol as well. i think that we'll follow the evidence the way law enforcement people do. being a former d.a., that's -- you only know what you know. and they're sorting those things out. i can tell you this, that the fusion center here, where the federal law enforcement people work with the state law enforcement people, and the local is one of the finest in the whole country. it's rated that way. so there's no question in my mind that that group added the assets of the entire country right now, that the president is calling on, will bring the person responsible to justice. it's that level of confidence right now. but it's hard to even go there when you're sitting there, you know, people that you know, people that know other people, have been injured in this, and this terrible incident, three have already lost their lives. >> yeah. >> it's hard to get past that now,
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. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
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